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Mybb 1.6.10 to Xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by neil1, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. neil1

    neil1 Member

    ok guys/gals, If this has been asked before please excuse my arrogance, I have a forum with over 4,228 posts in 542 threads.

    My question is does this forum come with a converter from Mybb to Xenforo and how easy is it. I.E will i need to convert to other platforms before this forum ect ect
     
  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Yes, there is a built in MyBB 1.6. converter in xenforo so you can convert directly. Converting to xenforo is very easy. All you have to do is add the required db details and run the converter.
     
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  3. neil1

    neil1 Member

    Thank you for the quick reply bornole, Ok so looking through the demo, when i do the converting, what do i need to put in this Attachment Path: field? or would i leave that blank?
     
  4. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    You are welcome. And it is borbole btw :)

    You will need to put the path to the attachments path for your MyBB forum.
     
  5. neil1

    neil1 Member

  6. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    No problem :)

    If my memory serves me correctly, you can get the path to the attachments in your Acp and somewhere at the board settings.
     
  7. neil1

    neil1 Member

    Ah ok well thank you for your massive help, it's put my mind at rest. :)
     
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  8. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    No problem :)
     
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  9. neil1

    neil1 Member

  10. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

    Hi Neil,

    I am looking at converting from MyBB as well - do you have any feedback on the conversion, was it easy enough etc?
     
  11. neil1

    neil1 Member

    Hi Disciple of Nagash.

    I have not done this yet, i will be buying the forum hopefully end of the month, since my website is evolving around fireworks. I need to get over the silly season :) i will let you know when i have set it up, or if you buy it before me, could you let me know lol
     
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly (and I haven't done any attachments to the 3 forums I'm running on myBB (just set them up) all attachments go in the /uploads directory by default.
     
  13. neil1

    neil1 Member

    So that would mean i would need to put /uploads in that field?
     
  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Probably. I got 3 sites set up - I'll run a test import into my developer site and see how it goes. It will have to be later today as I'm leaving in about 20 minutes to take the wife to work and it will be 2.5 hours before I'm back home.
     
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  15. neil1

    neil1 Member

    That's cool Tracy I'm not getting the script until end of the month. So I have plenty of time yet :)
     
  16. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

    I would be interested to hear that as well. My site is a reasonable size (365,955 posts in 23,827 threads), so it any indication on how long the converter would take would be a great help.

    Neil - I doubt I'll end up doing it before you, but I might get around to some testing. If I do I'll post any feedback here.
     
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  17. neil1

    neil1 Member

    I will do same Disciple :)
     
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  18. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

    Just had some questions, thought may as well keep it in here for those interested in MyBB import :)
    1. Does the converter create a new sql database, so the old MyBB one will still be intact - or I assume it may just use a different prefix?
    2. Could I create a subfolder for the new Xenforo install, run the converter into that so I can verify it has all worked ok, install extra addons. Assuming everything was ok, could I then just delete the old MyBB folders and move the XF install up a level?
    3. I see you can have test site on the same domain. So there would not be any issues with my site being "www.vampirecounts.net" and the a locked testsite running at "www.test.vampirecounts.net". I assume if there are no problems then I could purchase the license, do a lot of testing on the test site and then do the proper import on the live site once I am happy?
    I'm just trying to think of the fastest way to run a transfer, and also so I can test a lot of the functionality out prior to an actual transfer.
     
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1. The source database is left intact when importing and a new database is created for the imported content.

    2. Yes, see the sticky thread in the importing forum for the best practice to follow.

    3. Yes, the FAQs in my signature cover that and more.
     
  20. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

    Great, thanks very much.
     

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